Avatar has shared its latest single, “God of Sick Dreams,” with an accompanying visualizer from its upcoming full-length, “Hunter Gatherer,” due Aug. 7, 2020, via Entertainment One (eOne). The song follows lead single “Silence in the Age of Apes,” which passed 100,000 views in under 24 hours and has gathered 1 million plays since its release.
“Hunter Gatherer” is now available for pre-order here.
Earlier this year, the band marked the end of the “Avatar Country” storyline with the heartfelt thank you video “A Farewell to Avatar Country,” concluding the realm created by the band and actualized in its featurette “Legend of Avatar Country: A Metal Odyssey” that blew past a $50,000 Kickstarter campaign goal in less than 90 minutes.
In 2019, Avatar reunited with producer Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Slipknot, Anthrax) at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles, California, where the foundation for each song on “Hunter Gatherer” was laid with the band performing altogether, as it had done only once before, on “Hail the Apocalypse” (2014). Recorded entirely to 2-inch tape, “Hunter Gatherer” exhibits everything that makes Avatar stand out in the vast landscape of heavy metal’s past and present.